2 Chronicles 18:13
New International Version
But Micaiah said, “As surely as the LORD lives, I can tell him only what my God says.”

New Living Translation
But Micaiah replied, “As surely as the LORD lives, I will say only what my God says.”

English Standard Version
But Micaiah said, “As the LORD lives, what my God says, that I will speak.”

Berean Study Bible
But Micaiah said, “As surely as the LORD lives, I will speak whatever my God tells me.”

King James Bible
And Micaiah said, As the LORD liveth, even what my God saith, that will I speak.

New King James Version
And Micaiah said, “As the LORD lives, whatever my God says, that I will speak.”

New American Standard Bible
But Micaiah said, “As the LORD lives, whatever my God says, I will speak it.”

NASB 1995
But Micaiah said, “As the LORD lives, what my God says, that I will speak.”

NASB 1977
But Micaiah said, “As the LORD lives, what my God says, that I will speak.”

Amplified Bible
But Micaiah said, “As the LORD lives, I will [only] speak what my God says.”

Christian Standard Bible
But Micaiah said, “As the LORD lives, I will say whatever my God says.”

Holman Christian Standard Bible
But Micaiah said, “As the LORD lives, I will say whatever my God says.”

American Standard Version
And Micaiah said, As Jehovah liveth, what my God saith, that will I speak.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And Mikah said: “LORD JEHOVAH God is living, but the thing that my God puts in my heart, that I shall speak!”

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And Michaias said, As the Lord lives, whatever God shall say to me, that will I speak.

Contemporary English Version
"I'll say whatever the living LORD my God tells me to say," Micaiah replied.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And Micheas answered him: As the Lord liveth, whatsoever my God shall say to me, that will I speak.

Good News Translation
But Micaiah answered, "By the living LORD I will say what my God tells me to!"

International Standard Version
"As the LORD lives," Micaiah replied, "I'll say what my God tells me to say."

JPS Tanakh 1917
And Micaiah said: 'As the LORD liveth, what my God saith, that will I speak.'

Literal Standard Version
And Micaiah says “YHWH lives, surely that which my God says, I speak it.”

New American Bible
Micaiah said, “As the LORD lives, I shall speak whatever my God says.”

NET Bible
But Micaiah said, "As certainly as the LORD lives, I will say what my God tells me to say!"

New Revised Standard Version
But Micaiah said, “As the LORD lives, whatever my God says, that I will speak.”

New Heart English Bible
Micaiah said, "As the LORD lives, whatever my God says to me, that I will speak."

World English Bible
Micaiah said, "As Yahweh lives, what my God says, that will I speak."

Young's Literal Translation
And Micaiah saith 'Jehovah liveth, surely that which my God saith, it I speak.'

Additional Translations ...
Context
Micaiah Prophesies Against Ahab
12Then the messenger who had gone to call Micaiah instructed him, “Behold, with one accord the words of the prophets are favorable to the king. So please let your words be like theirs, and speak favorably.” 13But Micaiah said, “As surely as the LORD lives, I will speak whatever my God tells me.” 14When Micaiah arrived, the king asked him, “Micaiah, should we go to war against Ramoth-gilead, or should we refrain?” “Go up and triumph,” Micaiah replied, “for they will be given into your hand.”…

Cross References
Numbers 22:18
But Balaam replied to the servants of Balak, "If Balak were to give me his house full of silver and gold, I could not do anything small or great to go beyond the command of the LORD my God.

Numbers 22:35
But the angel of the LORD said to Balaam, "Go with the men, but you are to speak only what I tell you." So Balaam went with the princes of Balak.

2 Chronicles 18:12
Then the messenger who had gone to call Micaiah instructed him, "Behold, with one accord the words of the prophets are favorable to the king. So please let your words be like theirs, and speak favorably."

2 Chronicles 18:14
When Micaiah arrived, the king asked him, "Micaiah, should we go to war against Ramoth-gilead, or should we refrain?" "Go up and triumph," Micaiah replied, "for they will be given into your hand."


Treasury of Scripture

And Micaiah said, As the LORD lives, even what my God said, that will I speak.

even what my God

Numbers 22:18-20,35
And Balaam answered and said unto the servants of Balak, If Balak would give me his house full of silver and gold, I cannot go beyond the word of the LORD my God, to do less or more…

Numbers 23:12,26
And he answered and said, Must I not take heed to speak that which the LORD hath put in my mouth? …

Numbers 24:13
If Balak would give me his house full of silver and gold, I cannot go beyond the commandment of the LORD, to do either good or bad of mine own mind; but what the LORD saith, that will I speak?











(13) Even.--Nay, but whatsoever my God shall say.

My God.--Kings, Jehovah.



Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
But Micaiah
מִיכָ֑יְהוּ (mî·ḵā·yə·hū)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 4321: Micaiah -- 'Who is like Yah?' three Israelites

said,
וַיֹּ֖אמֶר (way·yō·mer)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 559: To utter, say

“As surely as the LORD
יְהוָ֕ה (Yah·weh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 3068: LORD -- the proper name of the God of Israel

lives,
חַי־ (ḥay-)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 2416: Alive, raw, fresh, strong, life

I will speak
אֲדַבֵּֽר׃ (’ă·ḏab·bêr)
Verb - Piel - Imperfect - first person common singular
Strong's 1696: To arrange, to speak, to subdue

whatever
אֲשֶׁר־ (’ă·šer-)
Pronoun - relative
Strong's 834: Who, which, what, that, when, where, how, because, in order that

my God
אֱלֹהַ֖י (’ĕ·lō·hay)
Noun - masculine plural construct | first person common singular
Strong's 430: gods -- the supreme God, magistrates, a superlative

tells me.”
יֹאמַ֥ר (yō·mar)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 559: To utter, say


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